There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. Escape with the nation's favourite spy in the addictive first novel in Ian Fleming's classic series. Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes, and SMERSH's chief operative in France. But as his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope is to risk his paymasters' money at the card table. James Bond, the finest gambler in the service, has a deadly new mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell. Amidst the opulence of Casino Royale, the two men face each other for a game with the highest stakes of all. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the terrorist organization SPECTRE, is holed up in his Alpine base, conducting research into a terrifying biological weapon. 007's mission is to gain access to Blofeld's icy retreat and gather information vital to guaranteeing world safety. A new alliance with the troubled daughter of the head of the French mafia offers 007 the chance to bring down his nemesis once and for all - but will Bond be prepared to pay the ultimate price for victory? 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. Dr Julius No is a man with a mysterious past. Nobody knows what secrets are hidden on his Caribbean island, and all those who have attempted to investigate further have disappeared. When two British agents go missing in Jamaica, Bond is sent to investigate. Battling the Doctor's twin obsessions with power and pain, he uncovers the true nature of his opponent's covert operation - but he must undergo a deadly assault course before he can destroy the Doctor's plans once and for all. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. SPECTRE - the international terrorist organization led by Blofeld - is holding the world to ransom with two stolen nuclear weapons. Operation Thunderball is launched to stop them, and, in a race against time, Bond travels to the Bahamas to uncover the stolen bombs before SPECTRE can put its deadly plan into action. With less than a week to find the hidden weapons Bond must enter a world of fine yachts and casinos to infiltrate the secret operation and foil Blofeld. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
Published in 1962, Ian Fleming's tenth 007 novel is a unique view of Bond through the eyes of a woman who loves him. Vivienne Michel is running away - from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over...until a chance encounter with James Bond turns her world upside down.
Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
Published in 1960, the eighth Bond is a collection of short stories. Five missions. Five glimpses into the mind of a spy. From Jamaican estates to brooding French forests, Bond is tested to his limits by the world's most dangerous men and the dark secrets they keep. Features stories such as: From A View to A Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico; and the Hildebrand Rarity.
With a new introduction by Stella Rimington. 'He was a man with years of dirty, dangerous memories - a spy.'
'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?'
Published in 1955, Moonraker is the third Bond novel. 'For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth.'He's a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero.
Published in 1954, the second Bond novel takes him from Harlem to Jamaica in a frenzied hunt for the brilliant deadly gangster Mr Big and his macabre network of associates.
'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face'
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. Who is Auric Goldfinger? The Bank of England wants to know and they're also curious to find out what he's done with the huge stock of gold he's been collecting since the war. James Bond is put on the trail. This isn't the first time 007 has come across the enigmatic millionaire and he quickly discovers that Goldfinger never forgets and never forgives. Bond is drawn inexorably into the most ambitious heist of the century and finds himself the only defence against Goldfinger's murderous mania for gold. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.'
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. The British Secret Service has many enemies. Whether it's a sniper in East Berlin, a Russian agent secretly bidding for a Faberge egg, or a retired major in Jamaica with a treacherous secret, it is down to James Bond to neutralize the threat. In these stories the dirty world of international espionage tests Bond's skills to the extreme. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. The Spangled Mob are no ordinary American gangsters. They prey on the addictions of the wealthy and treat the poor as collateral. Their ruthless desire for power and fierce brotherly loyalty make them deadly and invincible. James Bond must go deep undercover in his urgent new assignment: to destroy their millionaire masterminds, Jack and Seraffimo Spang. But the Spangs' cruel influence is everywhere, from dusty African diamond mines to the frenzied gambling dens of Las Vegas. Can Bond find his men before his cover is blown? 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. The Castle of Death shelters a poisoned garden, curated by a criminal mastermind and set atop a rocky Japanese island. Bond is shattered by the murder of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld but M. gives him one last chance. To save his job, James Bond needs to infiltrate and destroy the Castle of Death in exchange for top-secret Japanese intelligence 007 must learn the skills of ninja warriors and face his ultimate enemy in a battle to the death. 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond’s renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.
***THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.' 'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera. -- 'Ian Fleming would be proud.' Guardian 'A novel that feels very like a film... fast-paced, skillfully written... leaves you wanting more, and for serious Bond junkies is the next fix in a long tale of addiction.' The Times
I was excited (of the jumping up and down variety) when Forever and a Day appeared in my letterbox, I am a HUGE 007 fan and can announce that this novel perfectly slots into place. The Ian Fleming Estate and Ian Fleming Publications asked Anthony Horowitz to continue the Bond series in 2015 with Trigger Mortis, after he had so successfully stepped into the world of Sherlock Holmes. Now comes Bond as the new boy on the block, Forever and A Day is the prequel to Casino Royale and original Ian Fleming material appears. This is how James Bond came into being as an agent and he does so in spectacular style. The first sentence is a humdinger, I was immediately on board and continued to read with pure enjoyment. Anthony Horowitz skilfully sets up the world of Bond, balancing the established with his own style quite beautifully. If you are a lover of the original series, I can vouch for this book, if you have only watched the films, I can vouch for this book. Forever and a Day is an exciting action-packed adventure of a read, it exceeded my (already high) expectations, earning it one of my picks of the month.
'He was one of those men - one meets perhaps only two or three in a lifetime - who seem almost to suck the eyes out of your head. He was their Supreme Commander - almost their god'